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Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 16:14:52 -0800
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Piacere Flute Ensemble

I have finally identified the encore piece in the Piacere Flute
Ensemble CD: it is one of A. Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, specifically
the Dumka (Slavonic Dances, op. 72, 2nd movement (Allegretto



Grant Green        
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Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 19:25:21 -0500
From: Edward Branham
Subject: Re: [CB] The gang of six...

Nice post, Grant!

I would like to make one distinction.  After the 'engineering prototypes' you described below have been fine
tuned, there are usually a few 'production prototypes' made to validate the final production design and work out
quirks in the production process.  These 'prototypes' are usually indistinguishable from the final production
model.  Orsi may be able to tell you which prototype 'type' those sarrusophones may be.

I have (according to Orsi) the only 'production prototype' of the new generation Orsi contra-bass sax product
(it has no serial number).  There is one minor difference between it and the production model.  It has shorter
levers on the RH pinky keys than the production item does.  I do admit, if they were longer, playing would be
much more comfortable.


From: "Peter Hurd"
Subject: [CB] EEb  Conta-alto clarinet EBAY
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 21:03:04 -0800

Dear Grant and fellw bass-o-philes,
There is another Selmer  Rosewood Contra-alto clarinet for auction on Ebay. Auction # 1482742742. It closes 11/15
at 15:33:56. I have bid $1625 and will not pursue this beyond this point.  Best wishes,   Peter Hurd


From: "Jay and Adrienne Easton"
Subject: [CB] Renaissance music
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 22:23:58 -0800

Hi all!
San Diego is once again the home of low-note related performances.
 I'm playing a faculty early music recital at SDSU's Smith Hall (in the music building) on Tuesday the 20th at 7pm- free admission.
We are performing a requiem mass for the victims of September 11th- The various sections of the mass are drawn from music a variety of Renaissance composers.
Performers include Stephen Sturk, Sandra Stram, Pete and Paula Peterman, Cathe Sobke, and myself.
Of particular interest are the pieces being performed on low consort of recorders, including, tenor, two basses, and a great bass.  Many of the pieces also use thse instruments in consort with two  bass violas da gamba.
Also on November 29th, I'm guest performing with the SDSU Wind Symphony on Bb contrabass clarinet and  bassoon, and I'm premiering a new arrangement of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" for  solo contrabass sax and band!

Jay C. Easton

Also, don't forget:

Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 2001
San Diego Saxophone Orchestra
14-piece all-saxophone ensemble performs  music by Bach, Grainger,
Sousa, Donizetti, Moussorgsky, and Hartley.

Concert is at 8:15 PM


Thursday, Nov. 15th, 2001
Saxophone music of Walter S. Hartley
solos, duos, trios, and quartets by America's most important composer for saxophone.

Concert is at 7:00 PM

Both concerts feauture sopranino through contrabass saxes and are at Smith Recital Hall- in the Music Building at San Diego State University.
Admission is Free!


From: "Spencer Parks"
Subject: Re: [CB] Renaissance music
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 01:33:14 -0600

>and I'm premiering a new arrangement of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" for
>  solo contrabass sax and band!

Sounds like a great idea


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